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Talmacsi concludes 125cc preseason in driving seat

Talmacsi concludes 125cc preseason in driving seat

On an additional day of practice given the co-ahead after Friday's postponed session, preseason testing concluded for the 125cc teams at the Official Test in Qatar.

On an additional day of practice given the co-ahead after Friday's postponed session, preseason testing concluded for the 125cc teams at the Official Test in Qatar. All concerned will be glad to have the extra day of experience under their belts before returning to action at the Losail Circuit next Thursday, when practice for the season-opening Commercialbank Grand Prix of Qatar kicks off.

As he did yesterday, Gabor Talmacsi was the fastest rider on the final day of action, cutting nearly a second off his previous best lap with a time of 2'06.450. The Hungarian headed an all-Aprilia top four, over half a second faster than Polaris World's Mattia Pasini and Talamacsi's team-mates Hector Faubel and Sergio Gadea.

The driving non-Aprilia force in recent tests has been Czech sensation Lukas Pesek, who continues on a Derbi 125cc machine in 2007. He will be looking to cut at least some of today's gap at next Friday's qualifying session, and finished fifth fastest in the standings.

The quickest Honda rider was British talent Bradley Smith, who made great strides this afternoon to return amongst the top ten.

Whilst some teams head back home, a number will stay in Qatar as they prepare for next Saturday's race, practice for which starts next Thursday at the Losail International Circuit.

MotoGP Official Test Qatar - 125cc
Official Times

1. Gabor Talmacsi - Bancaja Aspar 2´06.450,
2. Mattia Pasini - Polaris World 2´07.198
3. Héctor Faubel - Bancaja Aspar 2´07.200
4. Sergio Gadea - Bancaja Aspar 2´07.502
5.Lukas Pesek - Valsir Seedorf Racing 2´07.669
6. Raffaelle de Rosa - Multimedia Racing 2´07.831
7. Bradley Smith – Repsol Honda 125cc 2´07.842
8. Simone Corsi - Skilled ISPA 2´07.932
9. Sandro Cortese – Emmi- Caffe Latte 2´08.326
10. Alexis Masbou- FFM Honda 2´08.404
11. Mike di Meglio - Humangest Racing 2'08.617
12. Tomoyoshi Koyama - Red Bull KTM 2'08.680
13. Pablo Nieto - Blusens Aprilia 2'08.720
14. Pol Espargaró - Campetella Aprilia 2'08.738
15. Esteve Rabat - Repsol Honda 2'08.903
16. Michael Ranseder - Ajo Motorsport 2'08.945
17. Federico Sandi - Skilled Racing 2'09.031
18. Simone Grotzkyj - Multimedia Racing 2'09.057
19. Nico Terol - Valsir Seedorf Derbi 2'09.096
20. Andrea Iannone - WTR 2'09.324
21. Joey Litjens - Arie Molenaar 2'09.483
22. Lorenzo Zanetti - Team Sicilia 2'09.566
23. Stefano Bianco - WTR 2'09.609
24. Robert Muresan - Ajo Motorsport 2'10.331
25. Randy Krummenacher - Red Bull KTM 2'10.598
26. Danny Webb - Arie Molenaar2'10.730
27. Dominique Aegerter - Multimedia Racing 2'11.208
28. Roberto Tamburini 2'12.227
29. Steve Bonsey - Red Bull KTM 2'13.727

Tags:
125cc, 2007, Gabor Talmacsi

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